Apex Eye Offers Glaucoma Treatment to Patients in Cincinnati, Ohio & The Surrounding Metropolitan Area
When it comes to receiving quality glaucoma treatment, residents of the Greater Cincinnati, Ohio, area can turn to Apex Eye. Our team includes a highly qualified and talented group of optometrists, ophthalmologists, and subspecialists, as well as a friendly and welcoming support staff, who are all dedicated to ensuring that our patients receive the best possible eye care.
Glaucoma is a disease that occurs when fluid around the optic nerve cannot drain properly. This fluid buildup creates pressure in the eye and eventually damages the optic nerve, resulting in gradual vision loss. Any vision loss caused by glaucoma is permanent, but treatment is available at Apex Eye for patients in Cincinnati, OH. These treatments, which are used to help regulate intraocular pressure, will help slow vision loss and prevent future damage from occurring, and include:
- Eye drops – This is the typical form of treatment for glaucoma, and must be applied to the eye several times a day.
- Pills – This method is used – either by itself or in addition to eye drops – when eye drops alone fail to control intraocular pressure.
- Surgery – Glaucoma surgery is usually necessary for patients when eye drops and oral medications have proven to be ineffective at maintaining intraocular pressure. This procedure can help reduce pressure in the eye, but it will not reverse the vision loss that has already occurred. It is typically performed via laser surgery or traditional surgery.
If you think you may require glaucoma treatment and you live in Cincinnati, OH, then Apex Eye is here to help you. Contact us today for more information and to schedule a comprehensive eye exam with one of our board-certified ophthalmologists.